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Patton Chapel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Patton Chapel ...

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 Patton Chapel (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 Patton Chapel. 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.

Cemeteries Near Patton Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Patton Chapel.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  E Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
  SSE Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  S Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  E McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  N Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oldham Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Deerhurst Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Valley Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE K Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Quinn Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brashers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
  W Cedar Hill 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 Patton Chapel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Patton Chapel.

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

Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Patton Chapel
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
Spaulding   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Patton Chapel
 - Spaulding had a post office and railroad service
Ishkooda   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Patton Chapel
 - Ishkooda had a post office and no railroad service
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Patton Chapel
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
Pelham   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Patton Chapel
 - 1895 population of 111 people (with 22,885 people in 2015)
 - Pelham had a post office and railroad service
Powderly   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Patton Chapel
 - Powderly had a post office and no railroad service
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Patton Chapel
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Patton Chapel
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office

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

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Patton Chapel)
      Hoover   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Homewood   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cahaba Heights   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Vestavia Hills   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mountain Brook Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mountain Brook   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These 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 it should be mentioned 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 Patton Chapel:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Patton Chapel. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Patton Chapel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Patton Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3943, Longitude: -86.7980     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Patton Chapel 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 Patton Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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