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Walker, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Walker ...

So far, we have found very little information about Walker. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Walker to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Walker, please Contact Us.

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 (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. 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 ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Walker.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Walker, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Walker.

Cemeteries Near Walker ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Walker.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Crenshaw Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Carytown Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Douthit Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Jackson Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Davis Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Snowdown Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SE Garrett Cemetery [Map]      
  N Richardson Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Morris Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Pride Cemetery [Map]      
  E Lane Cemetery [Map]      
  E Burnstown Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Watkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Clement Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Toenail Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Malone Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Athens City Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SW Nunley Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SE Rutland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cherokee Cemetery [Map]      
  E Johnson Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Beall Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Gover Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WSW Mt. Joy Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Nunley Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Alsobrook Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Hester Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Thompson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Camp Ground Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  W Moores Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSE Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Richard Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Scott Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Short Creek Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Kirk Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  WSW New Prospect Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  
  SSW Twitty Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Milford Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sharp Cemetery [Map]      
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Patrick Cemetery [Map]     Mississippi  


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.

While we didn't find Walker in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Walker.

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

Riverton   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Walker
 - Riverton had a post office and no railroad service
Margerum   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Margerum had a post office and railroad service
Ingleton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Ingleton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Walker
 - Ingleton had a post office and no railroad service
Waterloo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 284 people (with 200 people in 2015)
 - Waterloo had a post office and no railroad service
Wright   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Walker
 - Wright had a post office and no railroad service
Iuka (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Walker
 - 1895 population of 1,019 people (with 3,001 people in 2015)
 - Iuka had a post office and railroad service
Cherokee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Walker
 - Cherokee had a post office and railroad service
Gravelly Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Walker
 - Gravelly Springs 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Walker 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Walker is historic, it would have been located within present day Colbert County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Colbert County: Franklin, Lauderdale, Lawrence & Tishomingo (MS).

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

Colbert     (The home county for Walker)
      Caryton - Historic   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Chickasaw - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Crows Camp - Historic   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Doubleheads Village - Historic   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cherokee   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Good Springs - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wilson Dam   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Waterloo   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Green Tree - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      McGee Town   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Cloverdale   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cypress Creek   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Florence   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Zip City   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Florian   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bainbridge - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Arnot   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Killen   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Atlas - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wheeler Dam Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Alcorn (MS)
      Glen (MS)   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Farmington (MS)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Searcy Town (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Corinth (MS)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rienzi (MS)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kossuth (MS)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lee (MS)
      Baldwyn (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Prentiss (MS)
      Booneville (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lake City (MS)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marietta (MS)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jumpertown (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Tishomingo (MS)
      Iuka (MS)   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Burnsville (MS)   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Paden (MS)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tishomingo (MS)   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Belmont (MS)   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Golden (MS)   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Chester (TN)
      Milledgeville (TN)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hardin (TN)
      Slab Town (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Pyburn (TN)   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nixon (TN)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pittsburg Landing Ferry (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Belle Meade (TN)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Savannah (TN)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Town (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Centerview (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crump (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Swift (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Johnson Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saltillo (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (TN)
      Iron City (TN)   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Saint Joseph (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rascal Town (TN)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Loretto (TN)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
McNairy (TN)
      Tulu (TN)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Michie (TN)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Guys (TN)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Stantonville (TN)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Adamsville (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Eastview (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ramer (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selmer (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wayne (TN)
      Lutts (TN)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Collinwood (TN)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corning (TN) - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clifton (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waynesboro (TN)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 - 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 Walker:

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 Colbert County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Alcorn County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lee County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Prentiss County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tishomingo County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chester County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Hardin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
McNairy County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Wayne County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Colbert 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 ...

The official website for Colbert County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Walker. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Walker) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walker. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8390, Longitude: -88.0667     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Walker have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Walker.


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