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Our Genealogical Helper for Taylor Circle ...

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 Taylor Circle (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 Taylor Circle. 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 Taylor Circle ...

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 Taylor Circle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Taylor Circle, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Taylor Circle.

Cemeteries Near Taylor Circle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Taylor Circle.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Beautiful Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE West Highland Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Williamson Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Evergreen Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Rices Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Stone Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Dodd Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Cedar Oak Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jennings Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Flatwoods Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Robertson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Dry Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Zion Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Taylorville Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE The Old Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Robertson Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sunset Memorial Garden [Map]      
  NE Beulah Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Shirley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Big Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Coker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Winn Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Little Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Jerusalem Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Shake Rag Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Memory Hill Gardens [Map]      
  E Darden Cemetery [Map]      
  E Alberta Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Taylor Cemetery [Map]      
  N Chapel Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW AME Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Old Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Geer Cemetery [Map]      
  W Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hawthorne Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Grants Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sand Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cornelius Chapel #2 Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Parker Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Romulus Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Holly Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Beale Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Foster Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Gilgal Cemetery [Map]      
  E Tuscaloosa Memorial Park [Map]      
  ENE Chambers Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Holt Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  N Popular Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Guy Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Cornelius Chapel #1 Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pate Cemetery [Map]      
  W Caledonia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Sylvan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Jones - Townsend Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hulls Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Big Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  N Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Big Sandy Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Center Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Carrolls Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cottondale Nature Garden Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Garners Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Pool Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Nebo 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 Taylor Circle in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Taylor Circle.

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

University   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Taylor Circle
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
 
Northport   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Taylor Circle
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 24,772 people in 2015)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Taylor Circle
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Taylor Circle
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office
 
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Taylor Circle
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 98,332 people in 2015)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
 
Foster's   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Taylor Circle
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Foster's had a post office and no railroad service
 
Romulus   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Taylor Circle
 - Romulus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sylvan   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Taylor Circle
 - 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 Taylor Circle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Taylor Circle 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Taylor Circle)
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Coker   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Foster's   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Bibb
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brent   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centreville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Fayette
      Berry   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Greene
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Greene   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Boligee   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Forkland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hale
      Moundville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sawyerville   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greensboro   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Jefferson
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Adger   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lamar
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Pickens
      Gordo   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Reform   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shelby
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Sumter
      Gainesville   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - you should note 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 Taylor Circle:

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    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter 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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Taylor Circle. 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 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Taylor Circle. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Taylor Circle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylor Circle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1868, Longitude: -87.6175     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taylor Circle 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 Taylor Circle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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