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Sahama Village, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sahama Village ...

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 Sahama Village (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 Sahama Village. 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 Sahama Village ...

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 Sahama Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sahama Village: Sahama Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

Newspapers Published in Sahama Village ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sahama Village.

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

Cemeteries Near Sahama Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sahama Village.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Cedar Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  N Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shake Rag Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Memory Hill Gardens [Map]      
  E Darden Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Alberta Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW West Highland Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Taylorville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE The Old Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Gilgal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
  W Beautiful Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  S Little Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park [Map]      
  NE Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jennings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Garners Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Dry Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Big Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Center Cemetery [Map]      
  S Big Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ruhama Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coker Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Robertson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hulls Cemetery [Map]      
  E Andrews Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bankston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Old Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Geer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Winn Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hawthorne Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Grants Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Beale Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Duncanville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Popular Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Scales Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Carrolls Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Grove 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 Sahama Village in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sahama Village.

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

University   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sahama Village
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sahama Village
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sahama Village
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Sahama Village
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sahama Village
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Hull   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sahama Village
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull had a post office and railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sahama Village
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sahama Village
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sahama Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sahama Village 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Sahama Village is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Sahama Village)
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Alberta City   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brent   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Sahama Village:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby 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 Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Sahama Village. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sahama Village) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sahama Village. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1782, Longitude: -87.5533     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sahama Village 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 Sahama Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sahama Village.


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