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Arley, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Arley ...

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 Arley (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 Arley. 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 Arley ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arley, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arley.

Cemeteries Near Arley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arley.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Meek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arley First Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arley United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW John Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Taylor - Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Arley Congregational Christian Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Omega Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Baptist Church #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Hill #1 Community Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bates Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hamner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Littles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burdick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McClinton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Montgomery Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW J A Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wilson - Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Houston Union Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Houston Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Houston Memorial United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hadder Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Old Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams - Everett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Delma Baird Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Houston Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kemp Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Corinth Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Tingle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Livingston Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairview Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Suddeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Cantrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blooming Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nesmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nesmith Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Addison Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alston Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dragout Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Freeman - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Northside Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shadix Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harper 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>

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

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

Houston   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Arley
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Marylee   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Arley
 - Marylee had a post office and no railroad service
Ardell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Arley
 - Ardell had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Arley
 - Crane Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Nesmith   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Arley
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Nesmith had a post office and no railroad service
Addison   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Arley
 - Addison had a post office and no railroad service
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Arley
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Arley
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell 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 Arley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Arley 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 doctors 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.

Arley is located in Winston County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Winston County: Cullman, Franklin, Lawrence, Marion & Walker.

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

Winston     (The home county for Arley)
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      County Line   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Media   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Morris   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Townley   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Creel   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - 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 Arley:

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 Winston County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin 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    
Morgan 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 Winston County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Winston 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 that begins in Arley. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arley) 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 Arley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0803, Longitude: -87.2129     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Arley.