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Stewart, Alabama
(Fayette County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Stewart ...

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 Stewart (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 Stewart. 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 Stewart ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stewart.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stewart, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stewart.

Cemeteries Near Stewart ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stewart.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
  N Hodge Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Musgrove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gilpin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Ballard Cemetery [Map]      
  NE White Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  N Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Moss Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Housh Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dykes Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Elbethel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hubbertville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Siloam Cemetery [Map]      
  N Harmony Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Thornton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Berea Cemetery [Map]      
  E Whitehead Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Elam Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Goodwater Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Berry Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mallory Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Holliman Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Porter Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hollingsworth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New River Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mayfield Cemetery [Map]      
  E McCollum Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Whites Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Glen Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  N Winfield City Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mt. Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Marion County Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  S Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Fowler Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Rehobeth Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Wade Cemetery [Map]      
  E New River Cemetery [Map]      
  E Sprinkle Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Box Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Riley Baccus Family Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fairview Cemetery [Map]      
  N Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Willing Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Providence Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Harper Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oakwood Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tidwell Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW County Line Cemetery [Map]      
  W Old Antioch Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Blooming Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Blooming Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  S Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Davis Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE New Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  E New River Cemetery [Map]      
  E New River Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Brown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Guin City Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Poplar Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Walker Baccus Family Cemetery [Map]      
  N Vaughn Cemetery [Map]      
  N New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Seven Oaks Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sizemore Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Scuffle Grit Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fayette City Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Phillips Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tidwell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Dutton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pisgah Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  N May & Akers Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Love Joy Cemetery [Map]      
  W Fairview 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 Stewart in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stewart.

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

Wayside   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stewart
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Wayside had a post office and no railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Stewart
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,570 people in 2015)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stewart
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Guin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stewart
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stewart
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Covin   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stewart
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
Stough   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stewart
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stewart
 - Stinson 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 Stewart. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stewart 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 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.

Stewart is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Stewart)
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 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 Stewart:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens 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    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette 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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Stewart. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stewart) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stewart. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8479, Longitude: -87.8236     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stewart 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 Stewart, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Stewart.


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