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New Castle, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for New Castle ...

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 Castle (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 Castle. 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 Castle ...

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 186 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Castle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Castle, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Castle.

Cemeteries Near New Castle ...

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

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
  N Castle Heights Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Edward Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moncrief Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Reed Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  S Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
  E Taylors Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pinson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hughes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Creel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Earltown Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Alton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jefferson Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Crooked Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  W St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Trussville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Narl Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cardiff Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Glasgow Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Forest Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  SE McCombs 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 New Castle had a population of 318 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from New Castle
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Castle
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
Bartonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from New Castle
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
Huffman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from New Castle
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
Vanderbilt   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from New Castle
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
East Lake   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from New Castle
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
Chalkville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from New Castle
 - Chalkville had a post office and no railroad service
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from New Castle
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around New Castle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Castle 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 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 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.

New Castle is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for New Castle)
      Fultondale   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gardendale   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Tarrant   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Zion City   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vulcan City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Watson   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Acmar   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 New Castle:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
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    
Tuscaloosa 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 Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson 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 New Castle ...

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

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 New Castle:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for New Castle.
      See our Misc Page for New Castle for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson 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 starting in New Castle. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Castle) 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 New Castle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New Castle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Castle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6490, Longitude: -86.7686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Castle 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 Castle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Castle.


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