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Short Camp, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Short Camp ...

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 Short Camp (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 Short Camp. 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 Short Camp ...

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 Short Camp.

  • Typical abbreviation for Short Camp: Short Cp. (or less commonly used: Short Cmp.)

Newspapers Published in Short Camp ...

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 26 newspapers that have been published in the area around Short Camp.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Short Camp, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Short Camp.

Cemeteries Near Short Camp ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Short Camp.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Franklin Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Goodsprings Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Busby Cemetery [Map]      
  E Fords Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  N Leonard Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Waiting Place Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pleasant Field Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Prescott Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Cedrum Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Gray Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bolden Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Gilchrist Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brasfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  S Heard Shoal Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Salter Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Atwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shanghai Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Dug Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakman Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Day Cemetery [Map]      
  W Woods Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Copeland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  N Samaria Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Sardis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Tubbs Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope 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 Short Camp in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Short Camp.

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

Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Short Camp
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Short Camp
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Short Camp
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
Short Creek   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Short Camp
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Porter   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Short Camp
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
Toadvine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Short Camp
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Short Camp
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Short Camp
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Short Camp
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,071 people in 2015)
 - Jasper 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 Short Camp. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Short Camp 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Walker     (The home county for Short Camp)
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Barney   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Patton   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Helena   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Short Camp:

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 Walker 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    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa 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 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Short Camp. 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 beginning in Short Camp. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Short Camp) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Short Camp. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6576, Longitude: -87.2242     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Short Camp 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 Short Camp, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Short Camp.


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