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Sherwood Shores, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sherwood Shores ...

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 Sherwood Shores (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 Sherwood Shores. 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 Sherwood Shores ...

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 Sherwood Shores.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sherwood Shores: Sherwood Shrs.

Newspapers Published in Sherwood Shores ...

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 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sherwood Shores.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sherwood Shores, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sherwood Shores.

Cemeteries Near Sherwood Shores ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sherwood Shores.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Old Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wester Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Harkeys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Broken Arrow Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hall Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Garden of Memories Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Box Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Popes Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW St. Clair Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  ESE Refuge Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Seddon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Green Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Karr Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pattons Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Bowman Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Robert Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  S McCellan Cemetery [Map]      
  E Creswell Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Boykin Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Valley Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Mays Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ragan Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Walkers Family Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Plum Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Moore 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 Sherwood Shores in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sherwood Shores.

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

Coal City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sherwood Shores
 - Coal City had a post office and railroad service
Fairview   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sherwood Shores
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Fairview had a post office and railroad service
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sherwood Shores
 - Riverside had a post office and railroad service
Ragland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sherwood Shores
 - 1895 population of 513 people (with 1,682 people in 2015)
 - Ragland had a post office and railroad service
Seddon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sherwood Shores
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon had a post office and railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sherwood Shores
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 6,524 people in 2015)
 - Lincoln had a post office and railroad service
Bruner - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bruner was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sherwood Shores
 - Bruner had a post office and no railroad service
Macon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sherwood Shores
 - Macon 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 Sherwood Shores. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sherwood Shores 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 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 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.

Sherwood Shores is located in Talladega County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Talladega County: Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Saint Clair & Shelby.

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

Talladega     (The home county for Sherwood Shores)
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cobb Town   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Elder   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Delta   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 either 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 Sherwood Shores:

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 Talladega County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Talladega County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Talladega 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 Sherwood Shores. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Sherwood Shores. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sherwood Shores) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sherwood Shores. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6801, Longitude: -86.1928     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sherwood Shores 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 Sherwood Shores, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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