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Tarrant Garden Estates, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Tarrant Garden Estates ...

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 Tarrant Garden Estates (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 Tarrant Garden Estates. 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 Tarrant Garden Estates ...

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 Tarrant Garden Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Tarrant Garden Estates: Tarrant Gdn. Ests. (or less commonly used: Tarrant Gardn. Ests., Tarrant Grden. Ests. or Tarrant Grdn. Ests.)

Newspapers Published in Tarrant Garden Estates ...

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 188 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tarrant Garden Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tarrant Garden Estates, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tarrant Garden Estates.

Cemeteries Near Tarrant Garden Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tarrant Garden Estates.

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 Tarrant Garden Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  SE East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bass Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Earltown Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Reed Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alton Cemetery [Map]      
  E Jefferson Memorial Gardens [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Forest Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE McCombs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Moncrief Cemetery [Map]      
  N Castle Heights Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NE Taylors Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hodges Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Edward Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Pinson Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  S Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Trussville Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bivens Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  W Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  W Midway 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 Tarrant Garden Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tarrant Garden Estates.

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

Bartonville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tarrant Garden Estates
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tarrant Garden Estates
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
East Lake   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tarrant Garden Estates
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Tarrant Garden Estates
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
Vanderbilt   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tarrant Garden Estates
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
East Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tarrant Garden Estates
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Tarrant Garden Estates
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tarrant Garden Estates
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
Huffman   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tarrant Garden Estates
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
New Castle   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Tarrant Garden Estates
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle 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 Tarrant Garden Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tarrant Garden Estates 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Tarrant Garden Estates)
      Tarrant   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Zion City   [Map]   E   Less than 2 miles
      Gate City   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Fultondale   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Vulcan City   [Map]   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Castle   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Irondale   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Hooper City   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Alton   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

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 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 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 Tarrant Garden Estates:

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 Jefferson 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    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah 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    
Tuscaloosa 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 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 ...

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About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tarrant Garden Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5845, Longitude: -86.7544     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tarrant Garden Estates 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 Tarrant Garden Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Tarrant Garden Estates.


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