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Ashcraft Corner, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Ashcraft Corner ...

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 Ashcraft Corner (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 Ashcraft Corner. 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.

Name Variations for Ashcraft Corner ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Ashcraft Corner.

  • Typical abbreviation for Ashcraft Corner: Ashcraft Cor. (or less commonly used: Ashcraft Crn.)

Newspapers Published in Ashcraft Corner ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashcraft Corner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ashcraft Corner, 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 Ashcraft Corner.

Cemeteries Near Ashcraft Corner ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ashcraft Corner.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ashcraft Corner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Chapel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Summers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Marvin Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Big Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Mt. Tabor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Unity Grove Upper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Unity Grove Lower Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shepherd Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gravlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Higdon Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dorroh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Doublebranches Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brotherton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Savage Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Doublebranches Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Moores Bridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Branyon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sudduth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Caines Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hannah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Winn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bethabra Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Zion Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Payne Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bethlehem Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Phoenix Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wesleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rowland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Phillips Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wommack Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE South Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rocky Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Meadow Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oddfellows Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bell 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 Ashcraft Corner in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ashcraft Corner.

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

Palmetto   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ashcraft Corner
 - Palmetto had a post office and no railroad service
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ashcraft Corner
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville had a post office and no railroad service
Lubbub   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashcraft Corner
 - 1895 population of 33 people
 - Lubbub had a post office and no railroad service
Kennedy   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ashcraft Corner
 - 1895 population of 312 people (with 429 people in 2016)
 - Kennedy had a post office and railroad service
Moore's Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Ashcraft Corner
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Moore's Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Millport   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Ashcraft Corner
 - 1895 population of 244 people (with 999 people in 2016)
 - Millport had a post office and railroad service
Covin   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Ashcraft Corner
 - Covin had railroad service and no post office
Reform   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ashcraft Corner
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 1,616 people in 2016)
 - Reform 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 Ashcraft Corner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ashcraft Corner 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 doctors 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.

Ashcraft Corner is located in Fayette County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fayette County: Lamar, Marion, Pickens, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Ashcraft Corner)
      Belk   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Berry   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Union   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Moundville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guin   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Twin   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beaver Town   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pickensville   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McMullen   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Aliceville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Memphis   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coker   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ingleside Village   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Alberta City   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holt   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Corona   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Clay (MS)
      Vinton (MS)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Lowndes (MS)
      New Hope (MS)   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Caledonia (MS)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Columbus (MS)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bent Oak (MS)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 - 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 Ashcraft Corner:

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 Fayette County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Greene County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
Clay County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lowndes County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County (MS):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Fayette 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
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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' distance starting in Ashcraft Corner. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashcraft Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashcraft Corner. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5268, Longitude: -87.9006     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ashcraft Corner 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 Ashcraft Corner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ashcraft Corner.