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West Point, Alabama
(Cullman County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for West Point ...

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 West Point (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 West Point. 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.

Name Variations for West Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with West Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for West Point: W. Point

Newspapers Published in West Point ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around West Point.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of West Point, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for West Point.

Cemeteries Near West Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of West Point.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Crosses Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Central Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Missionary Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  E Mt. Nebo Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bethlehem West Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Crossroads Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery [Map]      
  S Fellowship Cemetery [Map]      
  N Friendship Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW East Battleground Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Baldwin Heights Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Baldwin Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Jones Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Emeus Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Pullen Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Spitznagl Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Mt. Zion Cemetery [Map]      
  E Vinemont Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Powells Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Blair Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bell Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Higdon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery [Map]      
  N Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  N Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  N Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Chances Cross Roads Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Hartwic Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Bethsadia Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Flint Creek Cemetery [Map]      
  NE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Day - Speegle Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Corinth Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Prospect Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cullman City Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Sacred Heart Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Piney Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  N Wilhite Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Lebanon Cemetery [Map]      
  S Shedd Cemetery [Map]      
  S Sharon Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery [Map]      
  E Pleasant Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Morris Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crosby Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE McCroskey Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Falkville City Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Campground Cemetery [Map]      
  N Lebanon Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Freeman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Nesmith Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Pine Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bowmans Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Herrin Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Good Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE East Point Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Enon Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Cave Spring 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 West Point in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of West Point.

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

Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from West Point
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Point
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from West Point
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from West Point
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from West Point
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,350 people in 2015)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from West Point
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from West Point
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith 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 West Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring West Point 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.

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

Cullman     (The home county for West Point)
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Logan   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Athens   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 West Point:

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    
Colbert 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    
Lauderdale 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    
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 ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Point. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in West Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2382, Longitude: -86.9586     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for West Point 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 West Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for West Point.


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