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Ardell, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ardell ...

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 Ardell (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 Ardell. 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 Ardell ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ardell.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ardell, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ardell.

Cemeteries Near Ardell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ardell.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Addington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ryans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dorsey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kinneys Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Aaron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Drummond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW John Porter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gaddy 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, Ardell had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Ardell
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Ardell
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Ardell
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ardell
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Arkadelphia   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ardell
 - 1895 population of 203 people
 - Arkadelphia had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ardell
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ardell
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ardell
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Ardell
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith 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 Ardell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ardell 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.

Ardell is located in Cullman County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cullman County: Blount, Lawrence, Marshall, Morgan, Walker & Winston.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Ardell)
      Bremen   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      White City   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alden   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Clair
      Argo   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Springville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Barney   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

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 - 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 Ardell:

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 Cullman County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

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

While our initial data for Ardell came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Ardell 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 Ardell.

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 Ardell:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Ardell.
      See our Misc Page for Ardell for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cullman County: www.co.cullman.al.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ardell. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9954, Longitude: -87.0986     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ardell 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 Ardell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ardell.