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North Walter, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for North Walter ...

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 North Walter (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 North Walter. 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.

Name Variations for North Walter ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with North Walter.

  • Typical abbreviation for North Walter: N. Walter

Newspapers Published in North Walter ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around North Walter.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of North Walter, 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 North Walter.

Cemeteries Near North Walter ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of North Walter.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Duck River Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Center Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oak Level Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holly Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem East Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blountsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sheppard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brooklyn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Laodicea Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Curl Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Duck Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Fairview West Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Garden City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fowler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Graves Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roswell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Eidson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Baileyton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lawrence Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Guinns Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Blue Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lystra Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Grove 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 North Walter in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of North Walter.

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

Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from North Walter
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from North Walter
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from North Walter
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,697 people in 2015)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
Joy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from North Walter
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from North Walter
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from North Walter
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from North Walter
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
Liberty   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from North Walter
 - 1895 population of 178 people
 - Liberty 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 North Walter. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring North Walter 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

Cullman     (The home county for North Walter)
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Steele   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 either 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 North Walter:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Walter. 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 starting from North Walter. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- North Walter) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Walter. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1315, Longitude: -86.6819     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for North Walter 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 North Walter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for North Walter.


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