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Our Genealogical Helper for Weems ...

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 Weems (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 Weems. 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 Weems ...

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 189 newspapers that have been published in the area around Weems.

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

Cemeteries Near Weems ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Weems.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Earltown Cemetery [Map]      
  E Forest Crest Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bass Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E McCombs Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Alton Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Bass Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jefferson Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  W East Lake Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW McElwain Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Higgins Cemetery [Map]      
  N Reed Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Mt. Hebron Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Trussville Cemetery [Map]      
  W Greenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  W Forest Hill Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Taylors Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Sheritt Cemetery [Map]      
  W Inglenook Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Cahaba Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bold Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Kendrix Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  E Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Wise Cemetery [Map]      
  S Harris Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sand Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pinson Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Walkers Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S McDaniel Cemetery [Map]      
  S Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Hollis Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Vandiver Negro Cemetery [Map]      
  E Moody 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 in 1895, Weems had railroad service and no post office.

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

Irondale   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Weems
 - Irondale had a post office and railroad service
 
Ruffner   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Weems
 - Ruffner had railroad service and no post office
 
McCombs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Weems
 - McCombs had railroad service and no post office
 
Huffman   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Weems
 - Huffman had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Lake   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Weems
 - 1895 population of 308 people
 - East Lake had a post office and railroad service
 
Gate City   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Weems
 - Gate City had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodlawn   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Weems
 - 1895 population of 1,506 people
 - Woodlawn had a post office and railroad service
 
Leeds   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Weems
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 11,936 people in 2015)
 - Leeds had a post office and railroad service
 
Woodward   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Weems
 - 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 Weems. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Weems 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

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

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for Weems)
      Irondale   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Alton   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Lola City   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gate City   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Marks Village   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Scott City   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Zion City   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Leeds   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Cedar Grove - Historic   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Bibb
      Eddings   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brierfield   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Calhoun
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stewartville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Westover   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Barney   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

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 - 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 Weems:

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    
Calhoun 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    
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
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Weems ...

While our initial data for Weems came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Weems 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 Weems.

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 Weems:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, no Post Office mentioned  
 
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Weems.
      See our Misc Page for Weems for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.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' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Weems. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Weems) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Weems. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5559, Longitude: -86.6628     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Weems 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 Weems, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Weems.



 
 
 

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