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Wesoda, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Wesoda ...

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 Wesoda (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 Wesoda. 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 Wesoda ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Wesoda.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Wesoda, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Wesoda.

Cemeteries Near Wesoda ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Wesoda.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Pfiel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Laodicea Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Center Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Welti Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
  W Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fairview West Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bethlehem East Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  N East Point Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Beech Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mulberry Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Level Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Bethsadia Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Garden City Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Duck River Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Valley Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Union Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Center Point Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Simcoe Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Baldwin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Baldwin Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Spitznagl Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Pullen Cemetery [Map]      
  W Hartwic Cemetery [Map]      
  W Shedd Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sharon Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Bowmans Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shelton Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Tedder Cemetery [Map]      
  S New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Curl Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Tabor Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Brindley Cemetery [Map]      
  N Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Brushy Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  N Flint Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Damascus Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Vinemont Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Guinns Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mountain Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Center Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fellowship 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 Wesoda in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Wesoda.

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

Phelan   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wesoda
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Wesoda
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Garden City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wesoda
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 496 people in 2015)
 - Garden City had a post office and railroad service
Walter   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Wesoda
 - Walter had a post office and no railroad service
Gum Springs   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Wesoda
 - 1895 population of 60 people
 - Gum Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Simcoe   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Wesoda
 - Simcoe had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Wesoda
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Wesoda
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Bangor   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Wesoda
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bangor 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 Wesoda. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Wesoda 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 and hospitals 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.

Wesoda is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Wesoda)
      White City   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      East Point   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      English Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Steele   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Empire   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

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 Wesoda:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker 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 Cullman County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Cullman 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman 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 stretches from Wesoda. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wesoda) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wesoda. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1112, Longitude: -86.7994     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wesoda 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 Wesoda, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wesoda.


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