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Addison, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Addison ...

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 Addison (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 Addison. 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 Addison ...

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 39 newspapers that have been published in the area around Addison.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Addison, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Addison.

Cemeteries Near Addison ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Addison.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Northside Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Suddeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Inmanfield Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sardis #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Houston Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Williams - Everett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dragout Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Houston Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Houston Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Littles Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hickory Grove Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Penn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Barnett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holmes Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Freeman - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cave Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shadix Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Corinth Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Asherbraner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Lowrimore 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Addison had a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Addison had a population of 738 people.

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

Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Addison
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Upshaw   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Addison
 - Upshaw had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Addison
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Addison
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Clifty   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Addison
 - Clifty had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Addison
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Addison
 - Ellaville had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Addison
 - Logan 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 Addison. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Addison 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 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.

Addison is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Addison)
      Houston   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Arley   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Triana   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Eva   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

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 - 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 Addison:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Addison ...

While our initial data for Addison came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Addison in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Addison.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Addison:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Addison in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Addison for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Addison.
      See our Misc Page for Addison for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Addison. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Addison) 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 Addison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Addison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Addison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2020, Longitude: -87.1763     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Addison have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Addison, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Addison.