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Ashbank, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ashbank ...

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 Ashbank (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 Ashbank. 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 Ashbank ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashbank.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ashbank, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ashbank.

Cemeteries Near Ashbank ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ashbank.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ashbank Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Union Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ingle & Wakefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Old Ingle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Sims Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kaeiser Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Enon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dodd Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Liberty Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Keeton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Milestone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Millstone Mountain Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wint Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rocky Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lynn Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Walden Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Poplar Springs Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sardis #1 Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Coalbed Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Tittle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crossroads Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Pine Tucky Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW O'Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Unknown Soldiers Grave   [Map]     
  WNW Polly Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Colburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Concord Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rowell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Dozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sleepy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gaddy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Beasley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Double Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cagle Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miles Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holcomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W O'Mary 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 in 1895, Ashbank had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Nauvoo   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Ashbank
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 211 people in 2016)
 - Nauvoo had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ashbank
 - Lynn had a post office and railroad service
Prospect   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashbank
 - Prospect had a post office and no railroad service
Kansas   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ashbank
 - Kansas had a post office and no railroad service
Carbon Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ashbank
 - 1895 population of 568 people (with 1,964 people in 2016)
 - Carbon Hill had a post office and railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ashbank
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Eldridge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ashbank
 - Eldridge had a post office and railroad service
Saragossa   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashbank
 - Saragossa had a post office and railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ashbank
 - Edgil 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 Ashbank. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ashbank 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 and 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.

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

Winston     (The home county for Ashbank)
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Arley   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Colony   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Corner   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Twin   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   Less than 2 miles
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Patton   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

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 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 Ashbank:

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    
Lamar 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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ashbank ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Alabama

About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Alabama:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashbank. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0104, Longitude: -87.4875     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashbank 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 Ashbank, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ashbank.