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Patton, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Patton ...

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 (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. 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 Patton ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Patton.

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

Cemeteries Near Patton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Patton.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Gibson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Swindle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oakman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  W Alta Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Palmers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Boley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Earnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fike & Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beaven Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Files Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sandtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whitson Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pleasant Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Berry City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whitley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Rock Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Enis 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 Patton had a population of 378 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service.

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

Corona   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Patton
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Patton
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Patton
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Patton
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Berry   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Patton
 - Berry had railroad service and no post office
Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Patton
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Patton
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Patton
 - Gamble 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Patton 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.

Patton is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Patton)
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Corona   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Oakman   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Barney   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Patton:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

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 Patton:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Patton.
      See our Misc Page for Patton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker 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 starting in Patton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Patton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Patton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Patton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Patton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7004, Longitude: -87.4443     [Map].

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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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Patton.


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