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Simcoe, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Simcoe ...

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 Simcoe (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 Simcoe. 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 Simcoe ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Simcoe.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Simcoe, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Simcoe.

Cemeteries Near Simcoe ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Simcoe.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Simcoe Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oak Level Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW East Point Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Concord Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lawrence Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Duck Creek Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Welti Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Hope #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hamby Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Etha Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Duck River Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Holly Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pilgrim Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brooklyn Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Welcome Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Flint Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Eva Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pfiel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Baileyton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Lystra Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Daniels Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Vinemont Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Eidson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Hermon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Gum Pond Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Cook Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harmony Cemetery [Map]      
  NW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Baldwin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Baldwin Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Childers Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mulberry Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Turney Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lawrence Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Key Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ryan Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Little Vine Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  N Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  W Missionary 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Simcoe
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Simcoe
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Simcoe
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Holly Pond   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Simcoe
 - Holly Pond had a post office and no railroad service
Baileyton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Simcoe
 - Baileyton had a post office and no railroad service
Eva   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Simcoe
 - Eva had a post office and no railroad service
Hulaco   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Simcoe
 - Hulaco had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Simcoe
 - Baldwin 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 Simcoe. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Simcoe 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 hospitals 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.

Simcoe is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Simcoe)
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Steele   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Argo   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Simcoe:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair 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 Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Simcoe ...

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

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 Simcoe:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Simcoe.
      See our Misc Page for Simcoe for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Simcoe. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Simcoe) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Simcoe. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2243, Longitude: -86.7344     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Simcoe 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 Simcoe, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Simcoe.


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