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Walker Chapel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Walker Chapel ...

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 Walker Chapel (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 Walker Chapel. 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 Walker Chapel ...

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 204 newspapers that have been published in the area around Walker Chapel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Walker Chapel, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Walker Chapel.

Cemeteries Near Walker Chapel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Walker Chapel.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Walkers Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Sheritt Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Inglenook Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Moncrief Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Enon Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Knesses Israel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bivens Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Crumley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE East Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Edward Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW George Washington Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Castle Heights Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Cardiff Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glasgow Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McElwain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Village Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lakeview Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shadowlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  S Grace Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crooked Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bibb Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Earltown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Narl Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Linns Crossing Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Linn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NE Pinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove 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 Walker Chapel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Walker Chapel.

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

Lewisburg   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Walker Chapel
 - Lewisburg had railroad service and no post office
North Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Walker Chapel
 - North Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
Bartonville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Walker Chapel
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Bartonville had a post office and no railroad service
Vanderbilt   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Walker Chapel
 - Vanderbilt had a post office and no railroad service
East Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Walker Chapel
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Birmingham had railroad service and no post office
New Castle   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Walker Chapel
 - 1895 population of 318 people
 - New Castle had a post office and railroad service
Sandusky   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walker Chapel
 - Sandusky had a post office and no railroad service
Thomas   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Walker Chapel
 - Thomas had a post office and railroad service
Birmingham   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Walker Chapel
 - 1895 population of 26,178 people (with 212,461 people in 2015)
 - Birmingham had a post office and railroad service
Cunningham   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Walker Chapel
 - Cunningham had railroad service and no post office
Brookside   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Walker Chapel
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 1,329 people in 2015)
 - Brookside had a post office and railroad service
Pratt Mines - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pratt Mines was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Walker Chapel
 - 1895 population of 1,946 people
 - Pratt Mines 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 Walker Chapel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Walker Chapel 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

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

Jefferson     (The home county for Walker Chapel)
      Fultondale   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Tarrant   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gardendale   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Watson   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hooper City   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Vulcan City   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scarlet Town   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      New Castle   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Mount Olive   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Forestdale   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Brookside   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Birmingham   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Argo   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Helena   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Walker Chapel:

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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker Chapel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6068, Longitude: -86.8225     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker Chapel 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 Walker Chapel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Walker Chapel.


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