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Scarlet Town, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Scarlet Town ...

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 Scarlet Town (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 Scarlet Town. 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 Scarlet Town ...

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 194 newspapers that have been published in the area around Scarlet Town.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Scarlet Town, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Scarlet Town.

Cemeteries Near Scarlet Town ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Scarlet Town.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Glasgow Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  S Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  S Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cardiff Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Village Falls Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Linn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Moncrief Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Linns Crossing Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Edward Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  N Narl Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bagley Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Maben Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  ESE East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
  E Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Castle Heights Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Crooked Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bibb Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Adams Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  NW 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 Scarlet Town in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Scarlet Town.

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

Brookside   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Scarlet Town
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
Sandusky   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Scarlet Town
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
Cardiff   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Scarlet Town
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff had a post office and railroad service
Blossburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Scarlet Town
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
Pratt Mines - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Scarlet Town
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines had a post office and no railroad service
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Scarlet Town
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
Thomas   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Scarlet Town
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Scarlet Town
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Scarlet Town
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
Ensley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Scarlet Town
 - Ensley 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 Scarlet Town. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Scarlet Town 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Scarlet Town)
      New Town   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Daisey City   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Brookside   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Watson   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Forestdale   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Docena   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Alden   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pratt City   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hooper City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Argo   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 Scarlet Town:

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    
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    
Winston 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 ...

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About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Scarlet Town. 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' distance starting in Scarlet Town. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Scarlet Town) 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 Scarlet Town. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Scarlet Town

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scarlet Town. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6045, Longitude: -86.8917     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Scarlet Town 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 Scarlet Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Scarlet Town.


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