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Sutton Place, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sutton Place ...

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 Sutton Place (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 Sutton Place. 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 Sutton Place ...

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 Sutton Place.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sutton Place: Sutton Pl. (or less commonly used: Sutton Plc.)

Newspapers Published in Sutton Place ...

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 6 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sutton Place.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sutton Place, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sutton Place.

Cemeteries Near Sutton Place ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sutton Place.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Cedar Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shake Rag Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Memory Hill Gardens [Map]      
  NE Darden Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Taylorville Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Alberta Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Gilgal Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Little Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  N The Old Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park [Map]      
  NW West Highland Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  N Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
  ENE Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Beautiful Zion Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Big Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Salem Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Garners Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  W Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  N Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Big Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  S Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Dry Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hulls Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Duncanville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Andrews Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ruhama Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jennings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Mt. Sinai Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Ward Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bankston Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Grants Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE South Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  E Coaling Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Scales Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Coker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Winn Cemetery [Map]      
  W Robertson 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 Sutton Place in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sutton Place.

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

University   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Sutton Place
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sutton Place
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sutton Place
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sutton Place
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
Hull   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sutton Place
 - 1895 population of 360 people
 - Hull had a post office and railroad service
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sutton Place
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sutton Place
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
Coaling   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Sutton Place
 - 1895 population of 116 people (with 1,648 people in 2015)
 - Coaling had a post office and railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sutton Place
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sutton Place
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Sylvan 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 Sutton Place. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sutton Place 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Sutton Place is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Sutton Place)
      Sahama Village   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Alberta City   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Northport   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Duncanville   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brent   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Akron   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Newbern   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sprott   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marion   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 either 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 Sutton Place:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Pickens 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    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sutton Place. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1598, Longitude: -87.5311     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sutton Place 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 Sutton Place, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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