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Our Genealogical Helper for Wegra ...

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 Wegra (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 Wegra. 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 Wegra ...

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 7 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wegra.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wegra, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wegra.

Cemeteries Near Wegra ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wegra.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Shanghai Cemetery [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Atwood Cemetery [Map]      
  S Salter Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Maben Cemetery [Map]      
  N Brasfield Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fuller Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fords Cemetery [Map]      
  W Waiting Place Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Prescott Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Bagley Bend Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Adams Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  W Franklin Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Linn Cemetery [Map]      
  N Davis Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Cedrum Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Goodsprings Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Dug Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Weaver Cemetery [Map]      
  E Glasgow Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Linns Crossing Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Horizon Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  WNW Leonard Cemetery [Map]      
  W Busby Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Toadvine Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Village Falls Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Midway Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bolden Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Walker Cemetery [Map]      
  W Miller Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Heard Shoal Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  E St. Michaels Cemetery [Map]      
  E Cardiff Cemetery [Map]      
  W Rowe 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 Wegra in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wegra.

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

Porter   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wegra
 - Porter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Short Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Wegra
 - Short Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dora   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Wegra
 - Dora had a post office and no railroad service
 
Adamsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wegra
 - Adamsville had a post office and railroad service
 
Linn Crossing   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Wegra
 - Linn Crossing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Toadvine   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Wegra
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Toadvine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blossburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Wegra
 - 1895 population of 692 people
 - Blossburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wegra
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,028 people in 2015)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
 
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Wegra
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cardiff   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Wegra
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 54 people in 2015)
 - Cardiff 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 Wegra. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wegra 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 hospitals and 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.

Wegra is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

  DirectionDistance
Walker     (The home county for Wegra)
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Dora   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Creel   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
 
Bibb
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Blount
      Red Hill   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Fayette
      Berry   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      West Jefferson   [Map]   NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alden   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mulga   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Daisey City   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Acmar   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shelby
      Helena   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vance   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Winston
      Falls City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Wegra:

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 Walker 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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson 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    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.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 starting in Wegra. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wegra) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wegra. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6343, Longitude: -87.1042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wegra 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 Wegra, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wegra.



 
 
 

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