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Steppville, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Steppville ...

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 Steppville (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 Steppville. 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 Steppville ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Steppville.

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

Cemeteries Near Steppville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Steppville.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Bethlehem East Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mulberry Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Laodicea Cemetery [Map]      
  S Garden City Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Fairview West Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Guinns Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Curl Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Welti Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Duck River Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pfiel Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Tedder Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW East Point Cemetery [Map]      
  E Blountsville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Level Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  W Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shelton Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Damascus Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  S Graves Gap Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Fowler Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Blackwood - Cornelius Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Holly Pond Cemetery [Map]      
  W Valley Springs 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 Steppville in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Steppville.

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

Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Steppville
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Steppville
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Steppville
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Steppville
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor had a post office and railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Steppville
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Joy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Steppville
 - Joy had a post office and no railroad service
Blountsville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Steppville
 - 1895 population of 288 people (with 1,697 people in 2015)
 - Blountsville had a post office and no railroad service
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Steppville
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs 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 Steppville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Steppville 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.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Steppville)
      Hanceville   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      White City   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Clay   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 Steppville:

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    
Etowah 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    
Shelby 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Steppville. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Steppville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Steppville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steppville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0654, Longitude: -86.7389     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steppville 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 Steppville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Steppville.


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