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Tanyard, Alabama
(Saint Clair County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tanyard ...

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 Tanyard (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 Tanyard. 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 Tanyard ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tanyard.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tanyard, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tanyard.

Cemeteries Near Tanyard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tanyard.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Bowman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Karr Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Clair Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boykin Truitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Broken Arrow Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Harkeys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Popes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Valley Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Seddon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Branchville Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Robert Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Walkers Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Florence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stewarts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wester 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 Tanyard in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tanyard.

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

Eden   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tanyard
 - 1895 population of 70 people
 - Eden had a post office and railroad service
Coal City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tanyard
 - Coal City had a post office and railroad service
Pell City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tanyard
 - Pell City had a post office and railroad service
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tanyard
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
Odenville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tanyard
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,695 people in 2015)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
Cropwell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tanyard
 - 1895 population of 126 people
 - Cropwell had a post office and railroad service
Seddon   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tanyard
 - 1895 population of 377 people
 - Seddon had a post office and railroad service
Branchville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tanyard
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 825 people in 2000)
 - Branchville had a post office and no railroad service
Riverside   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Tanyard
 - Riverside 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 Tanyard. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tanyard 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 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.

Tanyard is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Tanyard)
      Coal City   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elder   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hollins   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delta   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Millerville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Abel   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wilsonville   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Munford   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Tanyard:

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 Saint Clair 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    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Coosa 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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall 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     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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

The official website for Saint Clair 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 beginning in Tanyard. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tanyard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tanyard. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6357, Longitude: -86.3247     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tanyard 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 Tanyard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tanyard.


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