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Our Genealogical Helper for Valleyhaven ...

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 Valleyhaven (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 Valleyhaven. 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 Valleyhaven ...

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 Valleyhaven.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Valleyhaven, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Valleyhaven.

Cemeteries Near Valleyhaven ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Valleyhaven.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Moody Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Branchville Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Austin Olds Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Stewarts Cemetery [Map]      
  N Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Sand Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Lawleys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Argo Cemetery [Map]      
  E Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bowman Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Low Gap Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Boykin Truitt Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Karr Cemetery [Map]      
  W Trussville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW McCombs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Alton Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Forest Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Vandiver Negro Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Oak Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Calvary Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mardis Cemetery [Map]      
  N Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jefferson Memorial Gardens [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 Valleyhaven in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Valleyhaven.

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

Brompton   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Valleyhaven
 - Brompton had a post office and railroad service
 
Moody   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Valleyhaven
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cook's Springs   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Valleyhaven
 - Cook's Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Argo   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Valleyhaven
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 4,196 people in 2015)
 - Argo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odenville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Valleyhaven
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,695 people in 2015)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Valleyhaven
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,936 people in 2015)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
 
Dunnavant   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Valleyhaven
 - Dunnavant had railroad service and no post office
 
Wolf Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Valleyhaven
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Wolf Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Branchville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Valleyhaven
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 825 people in 2000)
 - Branchville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Trussville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Valleyhaven
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,023 people in 2015)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodward   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Valleyhaven
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward 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 Valleyhaven. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Valleyhaven 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 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Saint Clair     (The home county for Valleyhaven)
      Acmar   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Moody   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Springville   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Calhoun
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Clay
      Hollins   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Coosa
      Stewartville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Etowah
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alabama City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Jefferson
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clay   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Alton   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Marshall
      Douglas   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Munford   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
 
Walker
      Creel   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Valleyhaven:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Clay 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    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.com/

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 that begins in Valleyhaven. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Valleyhaven) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valleyhaven. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6104, Longitude: -86.4653     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Valleyhaven 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 Valleyhaven, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Valleyhaven.



 
 
 

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