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Woodridge, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Woodridge ...

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 Woodridge (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 Woodridge. 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 Woodridge ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Woodridge.

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

Cemeteries Near Woodridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Woodridge.

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

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Burns Cemetery [Map]      
  E Hobbs Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Richards Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Farley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Lyon Cemetery [Map]      
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Russell Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Grayson Cemetery [Map]      
  N Morris Cemetery [Map]      
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Lacey Cemetery [Map]      
  S Campbell Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Lee Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Buford Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Neal Chapel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Vann Cemetery [Map]      
  N Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  W Burton Cemetery [Map]      
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Timmons Cemetery [Map]      
  S Walling Cemetery [Map]      
  S Logan Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Smith Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cross Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hayes Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Big Cove Cemetery [Map]      
  NE King Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Pickens Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Donegan Cemetery [Map]      
  N Drake Cemetery [Map]      
      5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Dickson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Horton - Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Joiner Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hough Cemetery [Map]      
  S Davidson Cemetery [Map]      
  S Bloomfield Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Moon Cemetery [Map]      
  E Parker Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Fleming Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Hines Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Sivley Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Dunkin Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  NW McDonnell Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Matkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jordan - Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Fennil Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Penland - Cooper Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Lynch Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Tate Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Woodward Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Laceys Spring Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  S Dunlap Cemetery [Map]      
  S Beard Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Byrd Cemetery [Map]      
  E Baker Cemetery [Map]      
  E Brazelton Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Cobb Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Moore - Holmes Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Williams Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Landman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Jordan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Clark Cemetery [Map]      
  W Simpson Cemetery [Map]      
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Winton Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Stewart Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Bush Cemetery [Map]      
  E Glover Cemetery [Map]      
  E Collier Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Wright Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Beason Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Merrimack Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Moore Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
  W Lanier Cemetery [Map]      
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Maple Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Thomas Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  S Polly Cemetery [Map]      
  S Black Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Gibson Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Glenwood Cemetery [Map]      
  E Chandler Cemetery [Map]      
  E Allison Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Echols Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Jenkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Potts Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE King Cemetery [Map]      
  N Rowe Cemetery [Map]      
  W Powhatan - Toney Cemetery [Map]      
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Draper Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Valermosos Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW St.s Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Union Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  S Short Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cloud Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Drake Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Nickle - Martin - Rathbone Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Brandon Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Northside Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sublett Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Jones Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Perkins Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Bradford Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Lipscomb Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Hancock Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Inman Cemetery [Map]      
  W Gowan Cemetery [Map]      
  W Groves Cemetery [Map]      
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW New Triana Cemetery [Map]      
  WSW Ballinger Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Chunns Cemetery [Map]      
  SW Valhermoso Springs Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW New Canaan Cemetery [Map]      
  S Rescue Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Mayo Cemetery [Map]      
  SE New Hope Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Hayden Cemetery [Map]      
  E Bethel Cemetery [Map]      
  E Keel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Vinson Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Sanford Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Crowson Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Jehu Lawler Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Hewlett Cemetery [Map]      
  N Powell Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Green Grove Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Jamar Cemetery [Map]      
  W Arnett 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 Woodridge in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Woodridge.

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

Whitesburg   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Woodridge
 - 1895 population of 80 people
 - Whitesburg had a post office and no railroad service
Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Woodridge
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,785 people in 2015)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Haden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Woodridge
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
Berkley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Woodridge
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Berkley had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Woodridge
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Huntsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Woodridge
 - 1895 population of 7,995 people (with 190,582 people in 2015)
 - Huntsville had a post office and railroad service
Talucah   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Woodridge
 - Talucah had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Woodridge
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,800 people in 2015)
 - New Hope 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 Woodridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Woodridge 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Woodridge is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Woodridge)
      English Village   [Map]   W   Less than 2 miles
      Big Cove   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rideout Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      White City   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Athens   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grant   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 - 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 Woodridge:

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 Madison 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    
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    
Jackson 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    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Madison County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Madison 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
Also see ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Madison County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Woodridge. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Woodridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Woodridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6187, Longitude: -86.5472     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Woodridge 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 Woodridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Woodridge.


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