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Our Genealogical Helper for Pasqua ...

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 Pasqua (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 Pasqua. 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 Pasqua ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Pasqua.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Pasqua, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Pasqua.

Cemeteries Near Pasqua ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Pasqua.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Jones Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  N Dargin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  N Nabors Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Spring Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Shelby Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SE Old Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Leach Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Harles Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Richardson - Randall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nelson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Longview Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shelby Springs Confederate Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Nearest Grave Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moores Cemetery [Map]      
  W Moores Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Reynolds Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Ozley Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shiloh - Busby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Black Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Dover Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  N Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  W Alabama National Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW King Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Session Cemetery [Map]      
  S Old Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rock Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Blackmon Cemetery [Map]      
  N Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Benten Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Still Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Goodson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Ryan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Wildwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Salem Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Montevallo Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Armstrong Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Siluria Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Maylene Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  E Beaver Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Pine Lawn Gardens Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Verchot Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Columbiana Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Brasher Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gardens of Rest [Map]      
  NE Rocky Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oldham Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Deerhurst Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Brierfield Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S St. Pauls Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rocky Mount Community Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Rocky Mount Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Archers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Shelby Cemetery [Map]      
  E Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mose Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  W Linholm 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 Pasqua in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Pasqua.

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

Calera   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Pasqua
 - 1895 population of 753 people (with 13,213 people in 2015)
 - Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Shelby Springs   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Pasqua
 - Shelby Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
South Calera   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Pasqua
 - South Calera had a post office and railroad service
 
Longview   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Pasqua
 - Longview had a post office and railroad service
 
Montevallo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Pasqua
 - 1895 population of 572 people (with 6,648 people in 2015)
 - Montevallo had a post office and railroad service
 
Dogwood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Pasqua
 - Dogwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Siluria   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pasqua
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Siluria had a post office and railroad service
 
Maylene   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Pasqua
 - Maylene had railroad service and no post office
 
Columbiana   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Pasqua
 - 1895 population of 654 people (with 4,168 people in 2015)
 - Columbiana 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 Pasqua. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Pasqua 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Pasqua is located in Shelby County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Shelby County: Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Jefferson, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

  DirectionDistance
Shelby     (The home county for Pasqua)
      Calera   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Saginaw   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Columbiana   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Shelby   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Helena   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Autauga
      Billingsley   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marbury   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Jones   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bibb
      Brierfield   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Randolph   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pratt Ferry - Historic   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Verbena   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mountain Creek   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Clay
      Hollins   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rockford   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hissop   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodwater   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Dallas
      Plantersville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Elmore
      Titus   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jefferson
      Hoover   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Vance   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Pasqua:

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 Shelby County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Autauga County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Elmore County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
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 Shelby County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Shelby 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Shelby County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Shelby County: www.shelbycountyalabama.com/

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 beginning in Pasqua. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pasqua) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pasqua. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1410, Longitude: -86.7528     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pasqua 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 Pasqua, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pasqua.



 
 
 

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