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Sueann, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sueann ...

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 Sueann (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 Sueann. 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 Sueann ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sueann.

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

Cemeteries Near Sueann ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sueann.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Village Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lilly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Vandiver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Creel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  S Pinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Castle Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Elvester Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clear Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Warrior Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Edward Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crump Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pine Bluff Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Moncrief Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown - Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cain Creek 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.<3>

While we didn't find Sueann in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sueann.

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

Bradford   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sueann
 - Bradford had a post office and railroad service
Compton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sueann
 - Compton had a post office and railroad service
Selfville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sueann
 - Selfville had a post office and no railroad service
Remlap   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sueann
 - Remlap had a post office and railroad service
Clay   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sueann
 - Clay had a post office and no railroad service
Ayres   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sueann
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Ayres had a post office and no railroad service
Morris   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sueann
 - 1895 population of 156 people (with 1,934 people in 2015)
 - Morris had a post office and railroad service
Adville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sueann
 - Adville had a post office and no railroad service
Coaldale   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sueann
 - 1895 population of 729 people
 - Coaldale had a post office and no railroad service
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sueann
 - Cunningham 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 Sueann. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sueann 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Sueann is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Sueann)
      Masseyline   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bennettsville - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Sueann:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson 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 that stretches from Sueann. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sueann) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sueann. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7704, Longitude: -86.6703     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sueann have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Sueann, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sueann.


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