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Our Genealogical Helper for Northport ...

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 Northport (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 Northport. 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 Northport ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Northport.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Northport, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Northport.

Cemeteries Near Northport ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Northport.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Jennings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  W Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
  E Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Popular Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  S West Highland Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  SE The Old Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Carrolls Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  W Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Coker Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Beautiful Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  W AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Old Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bone Camp Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Alberta Cemetery [Map]      
  E Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Geer Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cedar Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Memory Hill Gardens [Map]      
  SE Darden Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cowden Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pool Cemetery [Map]      
  W Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Guy Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Old Prewitte Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Winn Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Prewitt Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shake Rag Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park [Map]      
  NNW Hendrix Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Robertson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Taylorville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Garners Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Yellow Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pole Bridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harkey Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pate Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Caledonia Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dry Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Little Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gilgal Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  E Boyd Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ruhama Cemetery [Map]      
  E Scales Cemetery [Map]      
  N Simpson - Cain Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethabara Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tabernacle Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dennis Springer Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Springer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Nebo 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 Northport had a population of 413 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2015, Northport had a population of 24,772 people.

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

Coker   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Northport
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Northport
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
University   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Northport
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Northport
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Northport
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
 
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Northport
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Northport
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
 
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Northport
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's 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 Northport. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Northport 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 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.

Northport is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

  DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Northport)
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coker   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Bibb
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brent   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Fayette
      Bankston   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Greene
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Hale
      Moundville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jefferson
      North Johns   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lamar
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Pickens
      Gordo   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Shelby
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Walker
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 helpful 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 Northport:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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 ...
      Mississippi

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Northport ...

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

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 Northport:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
 
We have found Northport in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Northport for more information.
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Northport.
      See our Misc Page for Northport for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Northport: www.cityofnorthport.org/

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Northport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2575, Longitude: -87.5983     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Northport 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 Northport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Northport.



 
 
 

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