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Park Courts, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Park Courts ...

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 Park Courts (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 Park Courts. 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 Park Courts ...

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 Park Courts.

  • Typical abbreviation for Park Courts: Park Cts. (or less commonly used: Park Crts.)

Newspapers Published in Park Courts ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Park Courts.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Park Courts, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Park Courts.

Cemeteries Near Park Courts ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Park Courts.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  E Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mason Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Village Falls Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
  SE Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Virginia Mines Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Valley Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Glasgow Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N St. Michaels 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 Park Courts in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Park Courts.

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

Duncan   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Park Courts
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Park Courts
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Park Courts
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
Hillman   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Park Courts
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Park Courts
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Park Courts
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
Ensley   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Park Courts
 - Ensley had a post office and railroad service
Wylam   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Park Courts
 - Wylam had a post office and no railroad service
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Park Courts
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor 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 Park Courts. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Park Courts 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 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.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Park Courts)
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Fairfield   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Mason City   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Midfield   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pratt City   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pratt Mines - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      McDonald Chapel   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dolomite   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Edgewater   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Park Courts:

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    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman 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    

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Park Courts. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4776, Longitude: -86.8864     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Park Courts 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 Park Courts, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Park Courts.


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