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Timbercrest, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Timbercrest ...

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 Timbercrest (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 Timbercrest. 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 Timbercrest ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Timbercrest.

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

Cemeteries Near Timbercrest ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Timbercrest.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Acton Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  S David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  E Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Union Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Fairington Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Oldham Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Deerhurst Cemetery [Map]      
  E Indian Springs First Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  E Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  NW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW George Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Siluria Cemetery [Map]      
  N Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  N Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  NW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Benten Cemetery [Map]      
  E Allen Cemetery [Map]      
  N Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  W Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  S Maylene Cemetery [Map]      
  S Goodson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Still Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Black Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Ozley Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Roach Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Martin Luther King Junior Memorial 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 Timbercrest in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Timbercrest.

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

Morgan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Timbercrest
 - Morgan had railroad service and no post office
Tacoa   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Timbercrest
 - Tacoa had railroad service and no post office
Helena   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Timbercrest
 - 1895 population of 518 people (with 18,264 people in 2015)
 - Helena had a post office and railroad service
Falliston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Timbercrest
 - Falliston had railroad service and no post office
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Timbercrest
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Timbercrest
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
Brickyard Junction   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Timbercrest
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
Sloss   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Timbercrest
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
Bamford   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Timbercrest
 - Bamford 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 Timbercrest. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Timbercrest 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 doctors and 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.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Timbercrest)
      Shannon   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      New Village   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Greenwood   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Midfield   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Mason City   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Homewood   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jemison   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clanton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Maplesville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Weogufka   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mignon   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sylacauga   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sycamore   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

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 - 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 Timbercrest:

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    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman 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 ...

Find a Community in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timbercrest. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3515, Longitude: -86.8661     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timbercrest 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 Timbercrest, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Timbercrest.


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