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Wayside, Alabama
(Fayette County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wayside ...

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 Wayside (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 Wayside. 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 Wayside ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wayside.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wayside, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wayside.

Cemeteries Near Wayside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wayside.

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

Distance &

Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mallory Cemetery   [Map]     
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Siloam Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Berry Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Willing Cemetery   [Map]     
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hodge Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Old Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harmony Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Holliman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Winfield City Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marion County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Seven Oaks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Love Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sizemore Cemetery   [Map]     
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gilpin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E White Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Goodwater Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Guin City Cemetery   [Map]     
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Elbethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mosley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Housh Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Elam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beaverton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sizemore Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Taylor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glen Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Riley Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vaughn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Scuffle Grit Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Olive Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hubbertville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Thornton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Berea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE May & Akers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Flurry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hollis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hollingsworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New River Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCollum Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Whites Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Box Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walker Baccus Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Plynn 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Wayside had a population of 70 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Guin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wayside
 - Guin had a post office and railroad service
Winfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wayside
 - 1895 population of 25 people (with 4,570 people in 2015)
 - Winfield had a post office and railroad service
Beaverton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Wayside
 - 1895 population of 40 people (with 187 people in 2015)
 - Beaverton had a post office and railroad service
Glen Allen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wayside
 - Glen Allen had a post office and railroad service
Stinson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Wayside
 - Stinson had a post office and no railroad service
Pikeville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wayside
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Pikeville had a post office and no railroad service
Covin   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Wayside
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
Texas   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wayside
 - 1895 population of 306 people
 - Texas had a post office and no railroad service
Moscow   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Wayside
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Moscow had a post office and no railroad service
Gold Mine   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wayside
 - Gold Mine 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 Wayside. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wayside 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Wayside is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Wayside)
      Bluff   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Belk   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vina   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Millport   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Weston   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Reform   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      McShan   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Echola   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Townley   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Itawamba (MS)
      Tremont (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakland (MS)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fulton (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hatley (MS)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Smithville (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Amory (MS)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cotton Gin Port (MS) - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Aberdeen (MS)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Wayside:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens 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    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Itawamba County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Wayside ...

While our initial data for Wayside came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Wayside in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Wayside.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Wayside:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
The GNIS database contains an entry for Wayside.
      See our Misc Page for Wayside for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Wayside. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wayside) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wayside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8782, Longitude: -87.8914     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wayside 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 Wayside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wayside.


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