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Our Genealogical Helper for Ashridge ...

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 Ashridge (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 Ashridge. 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 Ashridge ...

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 52 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ashridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ashridge, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ashridge.

Cemeteries Near Ashridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ashridge.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Liberty Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ashridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ashridge Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cornelius Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill #2 Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Taylor Historical Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shiloh East Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Frost Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Friendship Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Sutton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Henryfield First Congregational Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Garrison - Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walker Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Adkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wolfpen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Johnson Cemetery (East)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Johnson Cemetery (West)   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Bright Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rock Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maxwell Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Ephesus Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Chilcoat Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW DeGraffenreid Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Winston Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Elliott Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Double Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Curtis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lowrimore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Littleville Community Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Bethel Missionary Baptist Church #2 Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Union Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blooming Youth Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shadix Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bunyan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sunny Home Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Ayers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Ebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Morgan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Posey Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Davis Family Cemetery North   [Map]     
  W Davis Family Cemetery South   [Map]     
  W Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Boar Tush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Botush Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Hoggle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bold Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Poplar Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Freeman - Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Home Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Orange Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gum Pond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corinth Heights Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  W County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Hoggle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ryefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dodd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lovett - West Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Holden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Kelly Mill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Avery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shipman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Barnett Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tapsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Union Grove 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>

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

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

Kinlock - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kinlock was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ashridge
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Kinlock had a post office and no railroad service
Pebble   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Ashridge
 - Pebble had a post office and no railroad service
Double Springs   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Ashridge
 - Double Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Ellaville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Ashridge
 - Ellaville had a post office and no railroad service
Haleyville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Ashridge
 - Haleyville had a post office and railroad service
Delmar   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Ashridge
 - Delmar had a post office and railroad service
Natural Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Ashridge
 - Natural Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Lynn   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Ashridge
 - Lynn 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 Ashridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ashridge 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.

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

Winston     (The home county for Ashridge)
      Pebble   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Littleville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Campbell Settlement - Historic   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Spring Valley   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leighton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Muscle Shoals   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Nitrate City   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tuscumbia   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Denton - Historic   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Davidsons Cross Roads - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ford City   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Furnace Hill - Historic   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gatesville - Historic   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Logan   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Berry   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Phil Campbell   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Churntown   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Spruce Pine   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hodges   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Belgreen   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Slickrock Ford - Historic   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vina   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Burntout   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Red Bay   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dells Vista Shores   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belleview - Historic   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Canaan - Historic   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avoca - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Mehama - Historic   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Town Creek   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Bear Creek   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hackleburg   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Twin   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Weston   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Trinity   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Russell Village   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Moulton Heights   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Nauvoo   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Townley   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Corona   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 - 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 Ashridge:

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:

Colbert 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    
Lamar County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone 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
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About Winston County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashridge. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2348, Longitude: -87.4688     [Map].

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Ashridge.