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Oak Level, Alabama
(Cleburne County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Oak Level ...

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 Oak Level (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 Oak Level. 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 Oak Level ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Oak Level.

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

Cemeteries Near Oak Level ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oak Level.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Stead Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Cherry Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Perry Cemetery [Map]      
  W Grimes Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Payne Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mars Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Roe Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Dunn Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Upper Cane Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cherry Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Arrington Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Hanks Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Harmony Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Steadman Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Edmondson Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Ladiga Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Memorial Garden [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Littlecreek Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Hutching Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Highland Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Cole Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pleasant Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Edwardsville Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion West Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Mann Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Salem Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  ESE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  E New Canaan Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]     Georgia  
  NW Farmer 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 Oak Level had a population of 21 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Grantley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Oak Level
 - Grantley had a post office and no railroad service
Coldwater   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oak Level
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Coldwater had a post office and no railroad service
Borden Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Oak Level
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Borden Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Palestine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oak Level
 - Palestine had a post office and railroad service
Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oak Level
 - 1895 population of 165 people
 - Esom Hill had a post office and railroad service
Rock Run Station   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Oak Level
 - Rock Run Station had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Gap   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oak Level
 - Pleasant Gap had a post office and no railroad service
Edwardsville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Oak Level
 - 1895 population of 446 people (with 204 people in 2015)
 - Edwardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Muscadine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Oak Level
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Muscadine had a post office and railroad service
Spring Garden   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Oak Level
 - Spring Garden had a post office and railroad service
Little Creek (GA)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Oak Level
 - Little Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Greenway (GA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Greenway was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Oak Level
 - Greenway had a post office and no railroad service
Ladiga   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oak Level
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Ladiga had a post office and no railroad service
Piedmont   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Oak Level
 - 1895 population of 711 people (with 4,714 people in 2015)
 - Piedmont had railroad service and no post office
Tecumseh   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Oak Level
 - 1895 population of 287 people
 - Tecumseh had a post office and railroad service

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

Oak Level is located in Cleburne County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cleburne County: Calhoun, Cherokee, Clay, Randolph, Talladega, Carroll (GA), Haralson (GA) & Polk (GA).

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

Cleburne     (The home county for Oak Level)
      Borden Springs   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abel   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dailey   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Abernathy - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Piedmont   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goshen - Historic   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Nances Creek   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White Plains   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Collins - Historic   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Booker T City   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cedar Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Broomtown   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Banner   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coat's Bend   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Creek Falls - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Graham   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newell   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Wedowee   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Bartow (GA)
      Taylorsville (GA)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Euharlee (GA)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kingston (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Bowdon Junction (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Temple (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carrollton (GA)   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hart Town (GA)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Villa Rica (GA)   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Roopville (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Whitesburg (GA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Chattooga (GA)
      Lyerly (GA)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Douglas (GA)
      Tyree (GA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winston (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Silver Creek (GA)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lindale (GA)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Berry (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rome (GA)   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Glenwood (GA)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Armuchee (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Heard (GA)
      Ephesus (GA)   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Roosterville (GA)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Centralhatchee (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Paulding (GA)
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dallas (GA)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Aragon (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rockmart (GA)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Braswell (GA)   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Oak Level:

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 Cleburne County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay 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    
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Bartow County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chattooga County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Douglas County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Heard County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Paulding County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cleburne County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cleburne 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oak Level ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Cleburne County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Oak Level. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oak Level) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Level. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8495, Longitude: -85.4780     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Oak Level 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 Oak Level, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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