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Angel, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Angel ...

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 Angel (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 Angel. 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 Angel ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Angel.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Angel, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Angel.

Cemeteries Near Angel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Angel.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Moore Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Seven Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Tredagar - Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Munger Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Jacksonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ohatchee #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crystal Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Alexandria Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Halls Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCain's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Boozer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Crooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gladden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fourmile Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whites Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Community Congregational Holiness Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Wellborn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Landers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Mt. Sellers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Anniston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ft. McClellan Military Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Prisoner of War Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Ohatchee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Nances Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Littlejohn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Lloyds Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Edgemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Williamson - Little Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Youngs Chapel 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>

While we didn't find Angel in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Angel.

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

Sulphur Springs   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Angel
 - Sulphur Springs had railroad service and no post office
Mack - Historic   [Map]
 - While Mack was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Angel
 - Mack had a post office and no railroad service
Duke   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Angel
 - 1895 population of 98 people
 - Duke had a post office and railroad service
Alexandria   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Angel
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
Jacksonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Angel
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 12,657 people in 2016)
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
Merrellton   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Angel
 - Merrellton had a post office and no railroad service
Laney   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Angel
 - Laney had a post office and railroad service
Hebron - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hebron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Angel
 - Hebron had a post office and railroad service
Adelia - Historic   [Map]
 - While Adelia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Angel
 - Adelia 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 Angel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Angel 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 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.

Angel is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Cherokee, Cleburne, Etowah, Saint Clair & Talladega.

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

Calhoun     (The home county for Angel)
      Booker T City   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wellington   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Germania Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Merrellton   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Weaver   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Alexandria   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Adelia - Historic   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Douthrittville - Historic   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bird - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hoods Crossroads   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Snead   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Craig   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rosa   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Spring Garden   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Coloma - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Turkey Town - Historic   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock Run   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Leesburg   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Centre   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sand Rock   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Howells Crossroads   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Kirk's Grove   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gaylesville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grantville - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Elder   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Delta   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Barfield   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lineville   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ashland   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Heflin   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Abel   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Borden Springs   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fruithurst   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hollis Crossroads   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Arbacoochee   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Muscadine   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Micaville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ranburne   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cotnam   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lickskillet   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dog Town   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cobb City   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hokes Bluff   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Southside   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Banner   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ballplay   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Coato Bend - Historic   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Edwardsville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gadsden   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Albertville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Morrison Crossroad   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Newell   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Graham   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Woodland   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Ragland   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Steele   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Riverside   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Avondale Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pell City   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Glen City   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Munford   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Carroll (GA)
      Mount Zion (GA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bowdon (GA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Floyd (GA)
      Cave Spring (GA)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Coosa (GA)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Haralson (GA)
      Tallapoosa (GA)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Budapest (GA)   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Felton (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Buchanan (GA)   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waco (GA)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bremen (GA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Polk (GA)
      Esom Hill (GA)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cedartown (GA)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 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 Angel:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Randolph County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Floyd County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Haralson County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Polk County (GA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Calhoun County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Calhoun County: www.calhouncounty.org/

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' distance starting from Angel. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Angel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Angel. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8354, Longitude: -85.8369     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Angel 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 Angel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Angel.