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Bankhead, Alabama
(Walker County)

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Our Genealogical Helper for Bankhead ...

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 Bankhead (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 Bankhead. 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 Bankhead ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bankhead.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Bankhead, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Bankhead.

Cemeteries Near Bankhead ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bankhead.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Tubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Copeland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lollar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Samaria Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Oakman Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Memory Gardens   [Map]     
  N New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lawson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Swindle Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Day Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Leonard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bolden Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Key Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cross Roads Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Field Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Cedrum Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Easly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boshell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Manasco Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fike & Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Goodsprings Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Boldo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Edgil Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE John Porter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N South Lowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Palmers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gilchrist Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Busby Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fords Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Aaron 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 Bankhead in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Bankhead.

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

Parrish   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Bankhead
 - Parrish had a post office and railroad service
Jasper   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 780 people (with 14,003 people in 2016)
 - Jasper had a post office and railroad service
Cordova   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 86 people (with 2,014 people in 2016)
 - Cordova had a post office and railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bankhead
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Gamble   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bankhead
 - Gamble had railroad service and no post office
Townley   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 237 people
 - Townley had a post office and railroad service
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Edgil   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Bankhead
 - Edgil had a post office and no railroad service
South Lowell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 192 people
 - South Lowell had a post office and no railroad service
Corona   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Bankhead
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona 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 Bankhead. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Bankhead 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

Bankhead is located in Walker County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Walker County: Blount, Cullman, Fayette, Jefferson, Marion, Tuscaloosa & Winston.

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

Walker     (The home county for Bankhead)
      Parrish   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Camak Mills - Historic   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Barney   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Patton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Corona   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dora   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Burrows Crossroads   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Green Pond   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      County Line   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      The Colony   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crane Hill   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dodge City   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Logan   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Good Hope   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garden City   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hanceville   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White City   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Berry   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bankston   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Media   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sayre   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Corner   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alden   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Cardiff   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Pinkney City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Guin   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Tannehill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Arley   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Houston   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Addison   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ashridge   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Grayson   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Bankhead:

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 Walker County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa 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 Walker County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Walker 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 ...

The Communities of Alabama

About Walker County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.walkercounty.com/

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 beginning in Bankhead. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bankhead) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bankhead. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7768, Longitude: -87.3011     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Bankhead have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Bankhead.