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Baldwin, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Baldwin ...

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 Baldwin (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 Baldwin. 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 Baldwin ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Baldwin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Baldwin, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Baldwin.

Cemeteries Near Baldwin ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Baldwin.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Baldwin Heights Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Baldwin Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Missionary Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Spitznagl Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pullen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Crosses Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Bethsadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Emeus Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hartwic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cullman City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Bernard Abbey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vinemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Central Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shedd Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sharon Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pfiel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E East Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Flint Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Bowmans Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW East Battleground Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bell Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Powells Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chances Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Brushy Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mountain Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Higdon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Pine Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lebanon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mt. Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calvert Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Welti Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Simcoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hamby Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Enon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jones 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, Baldwin had railroad service and no post office.

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

Cullman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Baldwin
 - 1895 population of 1,017 people (with 15,496 people in 2016)
 - Cullman had a post office and railroad service
Logan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Baldwin
 - Logan had a post office and no railroad service
Trimble   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Baldwin
 - Trimble had a post office and no railroad service
Phelan   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Baldwin
 - Phelan had railroad service and no post office
Jones' Chapel   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Baldwin
 - Jones' Chapel had a post office and no railroad service
Wilhites   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Baldwin
 - Wilhites had railroad service and no post office
Battleground   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Baldwin
 - Battleground had a post office and no railroad service
Crane Hill   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Baldwin
 - Crane Hill 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 Baldwin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Baldwin 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.

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

Cullman     (The home county for Baldwin)
      Cullman   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Logan   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      White City   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Nectar   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Summit   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Altoona   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clear Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gallant   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Corner   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Warrior   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Trafford   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kimberly   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Masseyline   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Majestic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morris   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Crosston   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Village Springs   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Palmerdale   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oakville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wren   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Moulton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Chalybeate Springs   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Muck City   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Camp Spring - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Hillsboro   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mount Hope   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Courtland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Courtland   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Triana   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Slaughter Landing - Historic   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      English Village   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Madison   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hog Jaw   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Arab   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Spring - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bowen - Historic   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Douglas   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Horton   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lacon   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Eva   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Danville   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Saint Clair
      Springville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Powellville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Creel   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Empire   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sipsey   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Black Warrior Town - Historic   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Dora   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Addison   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Arley   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Prebble - Historic   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 websites either 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 Baldwin:

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    
Colbert County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah 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    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
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 Baldwin ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Alabama Community

About Cullman County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Baldwin. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Baldwin. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Baldwin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baldwin. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1893, Longitude: -86.9169     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Baldwin 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 Baldwin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Baldwin.