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Berry, Alabama

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Our Genealogical Helper for Berry ...

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 Berry (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 Berry. 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 the area of Berry ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Berry.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Berry. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Berry and those printed in the larger area surrounding Berry.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 23 miles [37 km]<1> of Berry.

Cemeteries Near Berry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Berry.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Berry City Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Bethabara Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Madison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alta Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Vick & Kelley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Boley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Phillips Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dobbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Willingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Panter Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sterling Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gibson Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Frost Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pendley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Davis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Willingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bryant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stanley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sandtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Earnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Enis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW South Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sulphur Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Infant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW New Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Zion Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Old Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Unity Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rice Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Camp Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lower Sulpher Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Patton Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Files Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rehobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whitson 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, Berry had railroad service and no post office. In 2016, Berry had a population of 1,099 people.

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

Bankston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Berry
 - Bankston had a post office and railroad service
Alta   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Berry
 - Alta had railroad service and no post office
New Lexington   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Berry
 - 1895 population of 46 people
 - New Lexington had a post office and no railroad service
Corona   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Berry
 - 1895 population of 137 people
 - Corona had a post office and railroad service
Stough   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Berry
 - Stough had a post office and no railroad service
Patton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Berry
 - 1895 population of 378 people
 - Patton had a post office and railroad service
Wiley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Berry
 - Wiley had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Valley   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Berry
 - Coal Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Newtonville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Berry
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Newtonville 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 Berry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Berry 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 and doctors 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.

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

Fayette     (The home county for Berry)
      Bankston   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Rossland City   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fayette   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Bazemore   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Glen Allen   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Belk   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Kirkland   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bluff   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Jefferson   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Media   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rock Creek   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sylvan Springs   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Maytown   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Robbins Crossroads   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adger   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      North Johns   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Adamsville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Graysville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kennedy   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hightogy   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Millport   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vernon   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beaverton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sulligent   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Detroit   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winfield   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rock City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gu-Win   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brilliant   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Guin   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Twin   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Gordo   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Reform   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McShan   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ethelsville   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carrollton   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Stafford   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Macedonia   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Samantha   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lake Front Village   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Echola   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Northport   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buhl   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Coker   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tuscaloosa   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Elrod   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Holt   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Corona   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Patton Junction - Historic   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Patton   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Oakman   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Townley   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Carbon Hill   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kansas   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Eldridge   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Parrish   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Slicklizzard   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Farriss   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Natural Bridge   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Glen Mary   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Falls City   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Delmar   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Double Springs   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Slick Ford   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Boar Tush   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Arley   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Haleyville   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Monroe (MS)
      Gattman (MS)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 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 Berry:

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:

Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
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    
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     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     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
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Berry ...

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

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 Berry:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned  
We have found Berry in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Berry for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Berry.
      See our Misc Page for Berry for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Alabama

About Fayette County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Berry. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Berry

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Berry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6630, Longitude: -87.6088     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Berry 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 Berry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Berry.