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Argo, Alabama
(Saint Clair County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Argo ...

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 Argo (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 Argo. 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 Argo ...

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 13 newspapers that have been published in the area around Argo.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Argo, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Argo.

Cemeteries Near Argo ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Argo.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Argo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Austin Olds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Branchville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Low Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Trussville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Lees Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Hooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hopewell United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Taylors Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Remlap Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Old Compton Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Pinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Alton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Shiloh 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 Argo had a population of 85 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2016, Argo had a population of 4,213 people.

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

Springville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Argo
 - Springville had a post office and railroad service
Ayres   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Argo
 - 1895 population of 68 people
 - Ayres had a post office and no railroad service
Trussville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Argo
 - 1895 population of 462 people (with 21,422 people in 2016)
 - Trussville had a post office and railroad service
Clay   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Argo
 - Clay had a post office and no railroad service
Moody   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Argo
 - Moody had a post office and no railroad service
Odenville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Argo
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 3,743 people in 2016)
 - Odenville had a post office and no railroad service
Branchville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Argo
 - 1895 population of 65 people (with 825 people in 2000)
 - Branchville had a post office and no railroad service
Woodward   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Argo
 - 1895 population of 795 people
 - Woodward had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Argo. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Argo 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 hospitals 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.

Argo is primarily located in Saint Clair County. A portion of Argo extends into Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Clair County: Blount, Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, Shelby & Talladega.

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

Saint Clair     (The home county for Argo)
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Springville   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Moody   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wattsville   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Coal City   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Allgood   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Highland Lake   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Straight Mountain   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oneonta   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bruner - Historic   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boozer - Historic   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Blue Eye - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eastaboga   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ohatchee   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cochran Springs   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beasley - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bynum   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Chigger Ridge - Historic   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bera - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clark - Historic   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Chambers Springs   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      East Point   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Attalla   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Brannon Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Benson - Historic   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ivalee   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pilgrims Rest   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rainbow City   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ayres   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Breakstone Village   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      East Trussville - Historic   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Trussville   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Clay   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Cahaba Village   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Grayson Valley   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Chalkville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Alton   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bartlett - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Horton   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Boaz   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sterrett   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Calcis   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Westover   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Chelsea   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Harpersville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Windsong Island   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Talladega   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winterboro   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grant Town   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Munford   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Abihka - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Creel   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Quinton   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 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 Argo:

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 Saint Clair County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Talladega 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 Saint Clair County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Saint Clair 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 Argo ...

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

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 Argo:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
We have found Argo in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Argo for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Argo.
      See our Misc Page for Argo for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Saint Clair County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Clair County:

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Argo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Argo

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Argo. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6966, Longitude: -86.5086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Argo 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 Argo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Argo.