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Our Genealogical Helper for Tannehill ...

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 Tannehill (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 Tannehill. 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 Tannehill ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tannehill.

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

Cemeteries Near Tannehill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tannehill.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Bucksville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Hickman Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Marvin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Camp Branch Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Higganbotham Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hephzibah Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE George Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McKensey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE McKinney Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bibbville Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Thrasher Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Caffee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Boothton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Fairington Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  N Adger Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Davis Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hickory Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hillcrest Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Antioch Cemetery #2 [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Gillard Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shuttlesworth Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Banks Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Clements Cemetery [Map]      
  S Italian Catholic Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shiney Rock Cemetery [Map]      
  E Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Pine 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, Tannehill had railroad service and no post office.

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

Green Pond   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tannehill
 - 1895 population of 116 people
 - Green Pond had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chamblee   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tannehill
 - Chamblee had railroad service and no post office
 
Giles   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tannehill
 - Giles had railroad service and no post office
 
Woodstock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tannehill
 - 1895 population of 147 people (with 1,547 people in 2015)
 - Woodstock had a post office and railroad service
 
Sumter   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tannehill
 - Sumter had railroad service and no post office
 
Bibbville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tannehill
 - 1895 population of 18 people
 - Bibbville had a post office and railroad service
 
Boothton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tannehill
 - Boothton had railroad service and no post office
 
McCalla   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tannehill
 - 1895 population of 48 people
 - McCalla had a post office and railroad service
 
Chinn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tannehill
 - Chinn had railroad service and no post office
 
Yolande   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tannehill
 - Yolande had a post office and no railroad service
 
Anita   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tannehill
 - Anita 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 Tannehill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tannehill 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 hospitals and 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Tannehill)
      Lake View   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Bibb
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stanton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Hale
      Moundville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Jefferson
      Kimbrell   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      North Johns   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Adger   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Concord   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shelby
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Montevallo   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Calera   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Talladega
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walker
      Twilley Town   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 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 Tannehill:

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    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa 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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega 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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tannehill ...

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

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 Tannehill:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
 
The GNIS database contains an entry for Tannehill.
      See our Misc Page for Tannehill for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa County: www.co.tuscaloosa.al.us/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tannehill. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tannehill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tannehill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2604, Longitude: -87.0800     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tannehill 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 Tannehill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tannehill.



 
 
 

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