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Appling Bend, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Appling Bend ...

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 Appling Bend (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 Appling Bend. 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 Appling Bend ...

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 Appling Bend.

  • Typical abbreviation for Appling Bend: Appling Bnd.

Newspapers Published in Appling Bend ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Appling Bend.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Appling Bend, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Appling Bend.

Cemeteries Near Appling Bend ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Appling Bend.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Carrolls Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Popular Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Yellow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Prewitte Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Prewitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cowden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bone Camp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Simpson - Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Sand Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shirley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pole Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harkey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Watkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sunset Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  NNW Arbor Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hendrix Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jennings Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rices Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Robertson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S The Old Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Piney Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Piney Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scales Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nazareth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Pool Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Big Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW West Highland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Alberta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Boyd Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cripple Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Guy Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW AME Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Coker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tuscaloosa Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Garners Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Ruhama Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Winters Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Bethany 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 Appling Bend in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Appling Bend.

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

Northport   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Appling Bend
 - 1895 population of 413 people (with 25,045 people in 2016)
 - Northport had a post office and no railroad service
Tuscaloosa   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Appling Bend
 - 1895 population of 4,215 people (with 99,543 people in 2016)
 - Tuscaloosa had a post office and railroad service
Samantha   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Appling Bend
 - Samantha had a post office and no railroad service
Coker   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Appling Bend
 - Coker had a post office and no railroad service
University   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Appling Bend
 - University had a post office and no railroad service
Cottondale   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Appling Bend
 - 1895 population of 420 people
 - Cottondale had a post office and railroad service
Brookwood   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Appling Bend
 - Brookwood had a post office and railroad service
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Appling Bend
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
Englewood   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Appling Bend
 - Englewood had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Appling Bend. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Appling Bend 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Appling Bend is located in Tuscaloosa County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Tuscaloosa County: Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Jefferson & Pickens.

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

Tuscaloosa     (The home county for Appling Bend)
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sahama Village   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Egypt - Historic   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fikestown - Historic   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berry   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Union   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Eutaw   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Phipps - Historic   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Oak Village   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Akron   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Adger   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Kimbrell   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bullard Shoals - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McCalla   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millport   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reform   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      McShan   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Helena   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Corona   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Patton   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Appling Bend:

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 Tuscaloosa County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Tuscaloosa 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 Diaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Alabama

About Tuscaloosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tuscaloosa 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 from Appling Bend. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Appling Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Appling Bend. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3334, Longitude: -87.5500     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Appling Bend 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:

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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 Appling Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Appling Bend.