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Arkadelphia, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Arkadelphia ...

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 Arkadelphia (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 Arkadelphia. 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 Arkadelphia ...

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 Arkadelphia.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arkadelphia, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arkadelphia.

Cemeteries Near Arkadelphia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arkadelphia.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Arkadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Joy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corinth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mauldin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dorsey Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Addington Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Damascus Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McKinley Chapel Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Drummond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shelton Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Ryans Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Brewer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Persimmon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Kinneys Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Sipsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cain Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tedder Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tidwell 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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Arkadelphia had a population of 203 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sloan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Arkadelphia
 - Sloan had a post office and no railroad service
Reid's   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Arkadelphia
 - Reid's had railroad service and no post office
Bremen   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Arkadelphia
 - 1895 population of 84 people
 - Bremen had a post office and no railroad service
Powellville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Arkadelphia
 - Powellville had a post office and no railroad service
Blount Springs   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Arkadelphia
 - 1895 population of 403 people
 - Blount Springs had a post office and railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Arkadelphia
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Warrior   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Arkadelphia
 - 1895 population of 1,237 people (with 3,192 people in 2016)
 - Warrior had a post office and railroad service
Linton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Arkadelphia
 - Linton had railroad service and no post office
Robbins Crossroads   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Arkadelphia
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Robbins Crossroads 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 Arkadelphia. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Arkadelphia 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 southeast 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 south.

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 south 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.

Arkadelphia 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 Arkadelphia. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Arkadelphia:

Cullman     (The home county for Arkadelphia)
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Logan   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arab   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Argo   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Saint Clair Springs   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moody   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Woodland Village   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ashville   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Dunnavant   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Shoal Creek   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vandiver   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Dora   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Arkadelphia:

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    
Etowah 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    
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    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Tuscaloosa 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 Arkadelphia ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Arkadelphia. 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Arkadelphia. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arkadelphia) 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 Arkadelphia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arkadelphia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkadelphia. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9051, Longitude: -86.9625     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arkadelphia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Arkadelphia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arkadelphia.