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Berkley, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Berkley ...

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 Berkley (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 Berkley. 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 Berkley ...

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 75 newspapers that have been published in the area around Berkley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Berkley, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Berkley.

Cemeteries Near Berkley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Berkley.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Brazelton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Beason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cobb Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Byrd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Echols Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Big Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hayes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Vann Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dunkin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Neal Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Buford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Keel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pickens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Grayson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Cross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Paint Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Clay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore - Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lyon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roberson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sublett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Richards Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crowson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Farley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bush Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kennamer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jehu Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Logan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bloomfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hewlett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Whittaker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Latham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Nelson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spriggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Daniel - Lawler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Drake - Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lacey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Walling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Russell J Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Steger - Ormond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Acklin - Derrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ryland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Humpton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rousseau Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morrow - Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chambless - Byrne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sivley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Donegan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Burton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Dunlap Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Winton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Boggess Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tally Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Scruggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Peters Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kirk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tipton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morring Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bone Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McDonnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lanier 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Berkley had a population of 43 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Berkley
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 1,852 people in 2016)
 - Owens' Cross Roads had a post office and no railroad service
Lowe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lowe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Berkley
 - Lowe had a post office and no railroad service
Paint Rock   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Berkley
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 205 people in 2016)
 - Paint Rock had a post office and railroad service
Gurley   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Berkley
 - 1895 population of 570 people (with 786 people in 2016)
 - Gurley had a post office and railroad service
Haden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Berkley
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Haden had a post office and no railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Berkley
 - 1895 population of 122 people (with 2,803 people in 2016)
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Berkley
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Brownsboro   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Berkley
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Brownsboro had a post office and railroad service
Maysville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Berkley
 - 1895 population of 218 people
 - Maysville 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 Berkley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Berkley 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.

Berkley is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Jackson, Limestone, Marshall, Morgan, Franklin (TN) & Lincoln (TN).

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

Madison     (The home county for Berkley)
      Owens' Cross Roads   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Big Cove   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gurley   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Brownsboro   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Greenwycke Village   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      English Village   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ryland   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lincoln   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Mercury   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Normal   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Fowler - Historic   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Summit   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Craig   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Snead   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarence   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Susan Moore   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Blountsville   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Fridays Crossing   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Garner - Historic   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Joppa   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baileyton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fairview   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holly Pond   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East Point   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Vinemont   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Vinemont   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cullman   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grove Oak   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chigger Hill   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Lakeview   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powell   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Geraldine   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fyffe   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shiloh   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Floy - Historic   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rainsville   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crossville   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sylvania   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clyde - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dawson   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Sardis City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greer - Historic   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mountainboro   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Whitesboro   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Paint Rock   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Woodville   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Trenton   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Hollytree   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pleasant Groves   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dry Cove - Historic   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Princeton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Dodsonville - Historic   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Beachboro - Historic   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Langston   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Cumberland Mountain Farm Colony - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scottsboro   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Skyline   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Swancott   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Capshaw   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Belle Mina   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mooresville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caro   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Country Village   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Harris Station   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Athens   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Orrville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tanner   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ardmore   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Estaville - Historic   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grant   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ferns Quarter - Historic   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fort Deposit - Historic   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Union Grove   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Columbus City   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Columbus City Ferry   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Friendship   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Scant City   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Mill Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine Lake Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Guntersville   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wyeth City   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Arab   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lacey's Spring   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Morgan City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Valhermoso Springs   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bluff City - Historic   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Somerville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hulaco   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Priceville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Eva   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Burningtree Mountain   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Flint City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falkville   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Hartselle   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Franklin (TN)
      Beans Creek (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Huntland (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sal City (TN)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Garner Ford (TN)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Liberty (TN)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Giles (TN)
      Ardmore (TN)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elkmont Springs (TN)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Dickson Town (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wheelerton (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elkton (TN)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lincoln (TN)
      Flintville (TN)   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Corder Crossroads (TN)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Park City Heights (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Park City (TN)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clarks Ferry (TN)   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Elk Mill Village (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Fayetteville (TN)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pearl City (TN)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dellrose (TN)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gattistown (TN)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 Berkley:

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 Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
DeKalb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Etowah County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Limestone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marshall County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Morgan County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Giles County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County (TN):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Madison County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
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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.

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Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Berkley ...

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Madison County: www.co.madison.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' distance starting in Berkley. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Berkley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berkley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6398, Longitude: -86.4292     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Berkley 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 Berkley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Berkley.