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Our Genealogical Helper for Whitney Junction ...

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 Whitney Junction (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 Whitney Junction. 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 Whitney Junction ...

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 Whitney Junction.

  • Typical abbreviation for Whitney Junction: Whitney Jct. (or less commonly used: Whitney Jctn.)

Newspapers Published in Whitney Junction ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Whitney Junction.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Whitney Junction, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Whitney Junction.

Cemeteries Near Whitney Junction ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Whitney Junction.

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

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Reeves Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Choate Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mauldin Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Deerman Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Clements Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Bethany Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Bethlehem Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Moodys Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Gallant Cemetery [Map]      
  N Moody Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Valley View Cemetery [Map]      
  N Altoona Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hooper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Mardis Cemetery [Map]      
  S Spring Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Mitchell Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Bynum Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shiloh Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]      
  N Sauls Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Liberty Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Oakhill 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 Whitney Junction in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Whitney Junction.

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

Ashville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 315 people (with 2,256 people in 2015)
 - Ashville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Caldwell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Caldwell had a post office and railroad service
 
Steele   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Whitney Junction
 - Steele had railroad service and no post office
 
Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Clear Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Whitney Junction
 - Hood had a post office and no railroad service
 
Nix - Historic   [Map]
 - While Nix was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Whitney Junction
 - Nix had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gallant   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Whitney Junction
 - Gallant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Champion   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Whitney Junction
 - Champion had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairview   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Whitney Junction
 - 1895 population of 86 people
 - Fairview 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 Whitney Junction. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Whitney Junction 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.

Whitney Junction is located in Saint Clair County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

  DirectionDistance
Saint Clair     (The home county for Whitney Junction)
      Ashville   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Steele   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ragland   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Blount
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Oak Level   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
 
Cherokee
      Leesburg   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cleburne
      Abel   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Cullman
      Holly Pond   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Colony   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
DeKalb
      Cotnam   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Etowah
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Southside   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ridgeville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Jefferson
      Ayres   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Clay   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pinson   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Marshall
      Douglas   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arab   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Morgan
      Hulaco   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Shelby
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Talladega
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Munford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Walker
      Creel   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Whitney Junction:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
DeKalb 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan 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    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County: www.stclairco.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 starting from Whitney Junction. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitney Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitney Junction. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8748, Longitude: -86.2994     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Whitney Junction 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 Whitney Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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